Debit Vs. Credit: The Shoe Special

Debit Vs. Credit: The Shoe Special

It used to be all about the ‘it’ bag each season, but these days, ‘it’ shoes are just as desirable. And yet, for some of us, the likes of Hermès, Chanel and Bottega Veneta are out of reach. Fortunately, the high-street has been quick to come up with their own set of convincing dupes – here are some of the key styles to shop now, and how to get the look for less…

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Amina Muaddi Begum 

Despite the chunky, comfy silhouettes that have dominated the last few seasons, Amina Muaddi’s ultra-feminine, acid bright heels have bucked the trend by selling out almost everywhere. If you can’t get your hands on them, Zara and Uterque’s bejewelled styles will help you nail the look. 

Bottega Veneta Heels

There’s not one particular style to reference when it comes to Bottega Veneta, but the brand’s influence on current shoe trends is undeniable – look out for angular heels, square toes, multiple straps and quilting to nod to the label’s ubiquitous minimal look. 

1. <a href="…; target="_blank"><u>Twist Strap Sandal, £106 | Alohas</u></a> <br />2. <a href="; target="_blank"><u>Knot Toe Post Mule, £185 | Russell &amp; Bromley</u></a><br />3. <a href="…; target="_blank"><u>Strappy Block Heel Sandal, £29.99 | Zara</u></a><br />4. <a href="…; target="_blank"><u>Leather High-Heel Sandals With Chain Detail, £125 | Uterque</u></a><br />5. <a href="…; target="_blank"><u>Turntup Woven Square Peep Toe Mule In White Faux Leather, £19.99 (were £49.99) | Ego</u></a>

Chanel Dad Sandals

While they’re not for everyone, getting your hands on a pair of Chanel’s Dad sandals is like gold dust. Want to try out the look for less? There are a variety of affordable alternatives in classic black, white and Chanel-esque tweed to choose from. 

1. <a href="…; target="_blank"><u>Hook-Loop Tweed Sandal, £112 (were £132) | Alohas</u></a><br />2. <a href=";mid=43161&amp…; target="_blank"><u>Chunky Leather Sandals, £135 | Arket</u></a> <br />3 <a href="…; target="_blank"><u>Flat Fabric Sandals With Buckles, £100 | Uterque</u></a><br />4. <a href="…; target="_blank"><u>Sonia White Sandals, £135.20 (were £169) | Ducie</u></a><br />5. <a href="…; target="_blank"><u>Double Strap Flat Sandals, £110 | Dune London</u></a>

Chanel Slingbacks 

It doesn’t get much more classic than a Chanel slingback – check out Russell & Bromley, Dune and M&S’ and pair them with jeans for French girl chic.

Hermès Oran Sandals 

Hermès’ Oran sandals remain one of the most timeless summer shoe choices thanks to its simple and timeless design. Opt for tan leather, black or white to get the most wear out of them. 

1.  <a href=";mid=43250&amp…; target="_blank"><u>Leather Slides, £34.99 | H&amp;M</u></a><br />2. <a href="…; target="_blank"><u>Smart Slider Sandals, £85 | Dune London</u></a><br />3. <a href="; target="_blank"><u>Woven Ring Mule, £145 | Russell &amp; Bromley</u></a><br />4. <a href="…; target="_blank"><u>Flat Leather Criss-Cross Strap Sandals, £27.99 | Zara</u></a><br /> 

The Row Ginza Sandals

You’d be forgiven for thinking The Row’s Ginza sandal is a fleeting trend, but the style has come back around for at least a couple of seasons now. As a result, the look has been replicated by countless brands, with its signature platform sole proving popular with many.

1. <a href="; target="_blank"><u>Liv Sandals, £132 (were £165) | Ducie </u></a><br />2. <a href="; target="_blank"><u>Toe Post Sandal, £195 | Russell &amp; Bromley</u></a><br />3. <a href=";mid=41994&amp…; target="_blank"><u>Leather Thong Strap Sandals, £85 | &amp; Other Stories</u></a> <br />4. <a href=";mid=36057&amp…; target="_blank"><u>Platform Quilted Sandals, £25.99 (were £35.99) | Mango</u></a>

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